The Stewart Award

February 6, 2014 2:38 pm

The Angus Youth program relies heavily on voluntary help. Without the generous assistance, support and enthusiasm of these volunteers, the program would not be possible. The Angus Youth Helper of the Year Award (renamed later as The Stewart Award) was started in 2001 in an attempt to recognize a person that has contributed a large amount of time to the Angus Youth program that year.

The winner is announced at the Angus Youth National Roundup Special Dinner Dance. Their name is inscribed on a plaque which they are presented with.

It was thought appropriate to name the award after Bruce and Pat Stewart from Dunlop Park Angus in Tasmania as they have contributed selflessly to the program for many years. In particular, each year they travelled to Wodonga to assist with the running of the Angus Youth National Judging Competition. They ferried people to and from transport depots, picked the lunches up, helped with the distribution and collection of place and questions cards during the animal judging and were always there offering to help and provide support and guidance.

At the end of each year, the current Angus Youth Management Committee selects the recipient/s of the Stewart Award, based upon their outstanding contribution to the Angus Youth program. Their generous support has helped to develop Angus Youth as one of the largest beef youth groups of Australia.
Bruce and Pat Stewart

Past Recipients

2001 – Annie Reen
2002 – Rob Hutchinson
2003 – Steve Chase
2004 – Dougal Purcell
2005 – Hayley Moreland
2006 – Tim and Jessica Scott
2007 – Bruce and Cherry Steel
2008 – Bob Dent
2009 – Derek Lotz
2010 – Des and Carol Grylls
2011 – Stephen and Noeleen Branson
2012 – Melissa Neal
2013 – Erica and Stu Halliday
2014 – Mark and Lynn Fairlie
2015 – Bronwyn Halliday
2016 –  Ben Hill & Marg Will

Top Image: Pat and Bruce Stewart, Dunlop Park Angus

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